Dental implants are designed to completely replace any number of missing natural teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, implant supported crowns or prosthetics will provide you with most reliable tooth replacement option available. Dental implant supported crowns and appliances are strong, beautiful, and long-lasting. Below you can learn more about each of our implant options and how dental implant specialist can help you achieve the results you desire.
Single Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth Such an application is simple —after anesthetizing the area, we place the dental implant into your jawbone in the area where the tooth is missing. It is allowed to fuse to your jawbone and create a strong foundation for a replacement tooth. Once the bone has healed, we load the implant with a beautiful, custom-designed dental crown. This crown and implant combination act as a complete tooth replacement and will allow you to eat, talk, and smile like normally. This is a great option for a patient who is missing just one or two teeth and wants a replacement option that is as realistic as possible.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter and thus can be used in areas where the bone volume is insufficient to place conventional implants. Mini dental implants can be used in a variety of situations. They are most often used to help give retention to a loose denture where the amount of bone available rules out the possibility of a conventional diameter implant. Visit our mini dental implants page to learn more.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Our All-on-4 dental restorations use only four implants to support an entire, usually lower, arch of teeth. We strategically place the implants to offer the most stability possible. The implants then support a fixed denture that is only removable by the dentist. We also offer an All-on-6 dental implant denture. The All-on-6 procedure works just like an All-on-4, but uses six dental implants instead of four, and is usually prescribed for the upper arch, where the bone is less dense and requires more stability from more implants.
Implant-retained dentures are removable dentures that are anchored into your mouth using dental implants and various types of attachments. These are used to replace entire arches of teeth. If you are considering dentures but want the added stability of dental implants, this option may be for you.
Implant-supported dentures work much like implant-retained dentures, except that they use a tapered, flat-topped cones that fit into the tops of the implants. Corresponding parts that fit over the metal cones are imbedded into the denture, providing unbelievable retention for a removable appliance . This option feels very much like an all-on-four or six, but is still removable for cleaning. It is a more reliable and secure option than traditional dentures and great for patients who are concerned about removable dentures popping out and moving around on them.
Immediate Implant Placement After An Extraction
If you know you are going to have one or more teeth removed, we might be able to offer you an immediate implant solution. This solution entails placing the implant into the socket immediately after the extraction. This means only one surgery! This is great for patients who want the fastest results possible.
Proper placement of dental implants requires a certain amount of bone tissue to be available to house the implant. We can augment the site to help you have enough bone to place the dental implant(s) and get the tooth replacement you need. For more information on our oral surgery services, visit our page here.
To aid healing, we use the platelet therapy known as L-PRF. We draw and process a few tubes of your own blood After spinning them in a centrifuge, we quickly process the fibrin layer and the platelets int a material that speeds up your natural healing abilities and decreases recovery times. Very few offices in our area do this. It is AMAZING STUFF!